The directors Grassadonia and Piazza said, “As (Italian writer) Leonardo Sciascia said, ‘Sicily is an amazing dimension and you can’t get there without imagination.’ “
It’s the first time for an Italian film, and the second time that a film from Grassadonia and Piazza has been invited to Critics Week (Salvo was included in 2013.) According to director Charles Tesson, the film is “an incredible blend of different genres, and it combines politics and fantasy with a love story, with powerful mastery”,
Guiseppe, a young 13-year-old boy is missing. Luna, a classmate that is in love with him can’t get over his disappearance. She rebels against the conspiracy surrounding it and vows to find him, descending into the dark world that has swallowed him up through a gateway in a mysterious lake.
The directors said, “As (Italian writer) Leonardo Sciascia said, ‘Sicily is an amazing dimension and you can’t get there without imagination.’
The film stars two first time actors, thirteen-old-years Julia Jedlikowska (Luna), a Polish-Italian, and Gaetano Fernandez (Giuseppe) from Palermo, chosen after a long 9 month casting call in Sicily.
They are joined by veteran actors Sabine Timoteo, Vincenzo Amato, Filippo Luna e Nino Prester.